[The Sunshine Special]

Description:

A locomotive engine pulls the Texas & Pacific "Red Eye" passenger train, named The Sunshine Special. These business-friendly trains were scheduled to arrive in the Dallas/Ft Worth area at about 9 AM from both the east and the west. This picture was taken by A.F. Weaver at Millsap, Texas in 1940.
It was published in the Rotogravure section of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The 700- (714-) series engine shown was replaced a few years later by larger, more powerful Series 600 engines capable of greater speed.

Creator(s): Weaver, A.F.
Location(s): United States - Texas - Palo Pinto County - Strawn
Creation Date: 1940  
Partner(s):
Boyce Ditto Public Library
Collection(s):
A. F. Weaver Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 212
Past 30 days: 3
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1940
  • Digitized: 2006
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Palo Pinto County - Strawn
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
1940  
Description:

A locomotive engine pulls the Texas & Pacific "Red Eye" passenger train, named The Sunshine Special. These business-friendly trains were scheduled to arrive in the Dallas/Ft Worth area at about 9 AM from both the east and the west. This picture was taken by A.F. Weaver at Millsap, Texas in 1940.
It was published in the Rotogravure section of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The 700- (714-) series engine shown was replaced a few years later by larger, more powerful Series 600 engines capable of greater speed.

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Partner:
Boyce Ditto Public Library
Collection:
A. F. Weaver Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: AWO_0369N
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth16248
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public